The book is the most important tool that develops children’s language skills and improves them cognitively, emotionally, spiritually and morally. Children learn to think and question what is happening around them through books. There is no certain age for reading books in children. Even babies have a lot of fun and learning when reading books suitable for them. The habit of reading books is the process of continuing this job with pleasure and continuously after learning to read.
How do children gain the habit of reading books?
The habit of reading books is necessary to continue this act with pleasure after learning to read. In order for this habit to develop, the child should get acquainted with the books as early as possible. Parents who choose books for their children should make sure that the books are appropriate for the age and gender of the child. In this regard, the mother and father act as a guide for the child. A library must be created at home, books as well as toys should be bought for the child, and most importantly, the book should be read with the child. Reading fairy tales to a child from early childhood is very important to gain the love of books. Computer and television pose significant obstacles to reading books. The family should set an example for the child by limiting the time spent in front of the computer and television. When the child is free, he should be able to find books instead of tablets or computers to linger around. The more books and readers around the child, the more he / she will get into the habit of reading. You should be encouraged to give or receive gifts on birthdays and other special occasions, but still should not be oppressive in this regard.
In the second place after the family, teachers are very influential on children in terms of reading habits. Activities that will make people love books should be organized in all educational institutions, starting with kindergartens. Trips to bookstores, libraries and book fairs should be organized. Children preparing homework should be directed to research from books instead of the Internet.
Attention deficit and reading
Attention deficit is the inability to focus on any subject for a long time, and rapid distraction of attention and attention. Attention deficit is classified from mild to severe. The severe form is defined as a disease. Mild and medium forms are often noticed after children learn to read and write. Distraction or lack of attention can be mentioned in cases of not being able to focus on the lesson during the lesson, doing other things during the lesson, frequent toileting, dealing with objects such as television and phone while doing homework, and spreading homework or a book over long hours.
One of the biggest problems of people with distracted attention deficit is that they do not read books. They are not very enthusiastic about reading books. In addition, they cannot acquire the habit of reading books on an age-appropriate page. The habit of reading books refers to reading books on a certain page at certain time intervals. Those with an attention deficit cannot either start the book or go beyond five or six pages. While reading the book, they find other things that interest them.
If you have a child with an attention deficit and want to get him into the habit of reading, let him choose the books he likes at first. Organize reading hours. Make sure that this period is not too long in the beginning. You can gradually increase the time. Read the book to him and ask him to sum up the story for you. Cut the story you just read and ask the child to continue. Play attention-enhancing games and exercises whenever you get the chance.
Study habits in children
In order for children to develop regular study habits, parents must first obey some rules. The first of these is to give the child a sense of responsibility at a very early stage. It should be taught to perform the task on time and fully. After all, homework is the responsibility of the children. Parents should provide the necessary physical environment for the child to study at home. The child coming from school should first rest, feed, then do their homework within a certain period of time. When children ask questions about homework, these should be answered, but the child’s homework should not be done by the parent. Completion of the assignments should be checked, but the homework should not be edited. When the study is finished, effective time should be spent with the child. You can also make your child enjoy by choosing activities such as playing games and watching movies.